Sunday, July 30, 2006

T-shirts Do Good Again

Three young women, all three of whom have struggled with bulemia and anorexia, have joined the t-shirt ranks to help others. A story this AM in the Chicago Tribune by Leslie Goodman describes how these young women have made their "Angel Strength" t-shirt to help others with eating disorders. The t-shirt says "I am beautiful" on the front and "No matter what they say" on the back.

The three teenagers, Tifani Timback (18) of Lombard, Ari Carlson (15) of Oswego, and Laura Rank (19) of Hinsdale, have been making this shirt and contributing their $12 proceeds to the Highland Park(IL)-based National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Amazingly, all of ANAD's services are provided free of charge to people with these disorders. Says Dembeck:
I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and I eating disorder happened so that I could come through it and help others. Making the shirts makes me feel like I'm being productive and helping a good cause."
Here are three lovely ladies, who have worked with the mantra "fake it until you make it" while in treatment at the center, but from the looks of their picture and the kindness of their hearts, they've already made it.

So support their cause. And help other young women believe in themselves.


To order an Angel Strength t-shirt, e-mail angel.strength -at- for details.

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